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Old 11-17-2008, 01:01 AM   #1
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OK so I'm trying to think of some names and label ideas as I am getting sucked deeper and deeper into my hobby/obsession that homebrew has become.

I've finally came up with something that tickled my tongue so I google it. I yahoo it. I search for it on HBT.

What I found is that someone has already proclaimed themselves to be "that name" brewing company. The only problem is. They only posted here twice in over a year. Once to say they had signed up, and one other comment, and then vanished. They never became a HBT supporter.

That's all I could turn up on them. I sent a PM asking permission to use the name, BUT what's the protocol here if I have no response?

Am I dead in the water because of ethics or is it like a buddy's ex girlfriend. Gotta wait a reasonable amount of time before moving in? It's not like it's trademarked or anything.

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Old 11-17-2008, 01:05 AM   #2
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Is it like a buddy's ex girlfriend. Gotta wait a reasonable amount of time before moving in? It's not like it's trademarked or anything.

Yeah, I think that one! I may not be the only "Broken Leg Brewery" out there, but I claim it anyway. It's mine, all mine!

I mean, you can't name yourself something like New Belgium brewery or some other recognized name, but I'd say anything else goes.
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
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I don't think I'd be afraid to use a name that doesn't appear to be an active one...I'd say go for it.

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Old 11-17-2008, 01:25 AM   #4
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I'd just hate to run into them on the forums.. AWKWARD.

I'll appeal to the masses though. The name is Drunken Monk. I know there's a Drunken Monk in the UK. But as far as stateside goes the only thing I can find is the guy that's posted here twice. He's posted two recipes on another site, but that's it. Once 11/2007 and the other 02/2008. No graphics, no website, no nothing.

I mean it's not like I'm going to pursue a multinational beer corporation. But at the same time i don't want to be called a cheater or copy cat (yes people still talk like that).

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It's been awhile since we had a zymurgihad. I'll go fetch the duelling aparatus.

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Not the aparatus!

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you may all put your aparati away. I received a pm from the person today saying it was cool. Enter cooldown phase. Crisis averted.

On second thought I may polish my aparatus before the day is done, but that doesn't have much to do with brewing.

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Whew... zymurgihad avoided.

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On second thought I may polish my aparatus before the day is done, but that doesn't have much to do with brewing.
Careful with that! I was polishing my aparatus one day and it went off... That is how I ended up with four kids!

OK, so it happened four times, but who's counting?!?!?!
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